FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?
Typically, we will meet once per week, however, every client and their journey is different. Let’s talk to see what may work best for you!
HOW LONG ARE YOUR SESSIONS?
Our scheduled sessions will begin to wrap up around 45 minutes. If you are having a particularly bad day or week and need to talk before your next scheduled session, you may request an “emergency” check in that will be honored within 24 hours of the request.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCOUNT?
Active and retired members of law enforcement are eligible for the discounted fee. If you have questions, please contact me.
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN FRANKLIN TO MEET WITH YOU?
TELL ME MORE ABOUT WALK & TALK THERAPY!
I love this form of therapy, and have found that it works great for all ages, especially those who struggle with anxiety or having a difficult time with restlessness. For many, physical activity is known to have a positive impact on mental health. After a walk & talk session, clients leave feeling refreshed and energized. With this form of therapy, we meet in a location mutually agreed upon, usually a park or walking trail. Some concerns may include confidentiality as we may be seen together by someone you know, or that our conversation may be overhead. Prior to our first walk & talk session, we will review these scenarios and how to handle them, should they arise. Curious to hear more and if this is a right fit for you? Contact me!
WHAT DAYS AND TIMES ARE YOU AVAILABLE?
No! As a Tennessee licensed therapist, I can see anyone who is a Tennessee resident. It doesn’t matter where in Tennessee you live since our sessions with be via telehealth.
WHY DON'T YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I hold sessions in the afternoons, Monday through Friday, with flexible times on the weekends. I do my best to accommodate people who work the “typical” hours (8:00am-4:00pm), while also being flexible for those who need daytime sessions.
WHAT AGES DO YOU WORK WITH?
I believe that the therapeutic relationship should remain between the clinician and the client. When insurance companies get involved, a mental health diagnosis is required, which may become part of your permanent medical record. This can be stigmatizing and create issues getting treatment in the future. Additionally, insurance may mandate a specific intervention or only allow a certain number of sessions. By not accepting insurance, we can work together to determine the best treatment approach for you, with the type and length of sessions needed.
With that being said, I am happy to provide a superbill should you make the choice to submit for reimbursement. I would encourage you to call your insurance company to see if you have "out of network" benefits.
I work with older teens (16+) and adults.
I THINK I'M READY TO START MY JOURNEY, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
ARE OUR SESSIONS CONFIDENTIAL?
YES! Your confidentiality is of the upmost importance to me so that you feel safe and secure while you share your experiences with me. There are exceptions to this rule, however. I will only break confidentiality if:
You want to hurt yourself or someone else.
There is abuse or suspected abuse of a child (under the age of 18), an elderly person, and/or a person with a disability.
I am subpoenaed for specific information.
To schedule your free 10-minute consultation to make sure I’m the right fit, please contact me. You can call me at 615.852.7299, email me at Kristin@FranklinTeletherapy.com, or click below on “Get in touch". I will get back to you within 24 hours. Please check your spam box if you do not get an email - sometimes my emails go to spam.